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67 spectacular pictures to celebrate Israels 67th

We think Israel is one of the most remarkable countries in the world. Check out our special gallery to celebrate the country’s 67th anniversary, and you’ll see why.

Independence Day is one of the happiest occasions in Israel’s holiday calendar and this year’s 67th anniversary is undoubtedly a special cause for celebration.

To help you enjoy this happy event, ISRAEL21c has put together a unique gallery bringing together some of the most spectacular photographs of Israel today.

A big thank-you goes to photographers Roy Katalan, Noam Chen, Elad Matityahu and many others for helping us bring you a taste of the incredible diversity and beauty on offer in this tiny country in the Middle East.

Happy Birthday Israel!

The famed artist Yaacov Agam designed the Fire & Water Fountain in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Square. Photo by Linneah Anders

Tel Aviv’s NightRun celebrates the city’s vibrant after-hours culture. Photo by Yossi Selinger

Tel Aviv is a beacon for gay pride. Photo by Yosi Keret

The port city of Acre (Akko) is a World Heritage Site. Photo by Roy Katalan

A dust storm over Israel, as seen from outer space. Photo by Jeff Schmaltz/NASA

This unique image of the Dead Sea was taken from the Endeavor Space Shuttle. Photo via NASA

Salt formations at the Dead Sea. Photo by Itamar Grinberg/Tourism Ministry

Healing powers of the Dead Sea. Photo by Roy Katalan

A wet winter along Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. Photo by Noam Chen

The snow-capped Hermon Mountain looms over the Hula Valley. Photo by Noam Chen

Viewpoint from the amphitheater of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Mount Scopus. Photo by Robert Pines

Swinging over the Negev. Photo via Israel Tourism Ministry

The sun sets over Eilat. Photo via Israel Tourism Ministry

A port in the storm, in Tel Aviv. Photo by Nicky Blackburn

IDF soldiers train for challenges high and low, using sophisticated techniques to climb, rappel and rescue. Photo via Israel Defense Forces

A storefront in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. Photo by Roy Katalan

Lighting devotional candles at Calvary, Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Photo by Roy Katalan

The story of Jesus on the ceiling of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem. Photo by Roy Katalan

Summer is for partying in Tel Aviv. Photo by Guy Yechiely

Bark if you love antipasti. Photo by Kfir Bolotin

Snow on the First Station, Jerusalem. Photo by Elad Matityahu

Kitesurfing on a Haifa beach. Photo via Israel Tourism Ministry

Rustic accommodations overlook the Ramon Crater in southern Israel. Photo by Dafna Tal/Tourism Ministry

The Ramon Crater is the world's largest natural erosion crater. Photo by Dafna Tal/Tourism Ministry

Looking out at the play of light on the Ramon Crater. Photo by Dafna Tal/Tourism Ministry

Sunset at Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater) in the Negev Desert. Photo by Noam Chen

Detail of a stained-glass skylight from the Carmelite Monastery at Stella Maris, Haifa. Photo via Israel Tourism Ministry

Stormy seas don't deter Jaffa fishermen. Photo by Haim Yafim Barbalat/Tourism Ministry

A pastoral view of the Jaffa Port. Photo by Elad Matityahu

A bike trail takes cyclists through the breathtaking landscapes of the Negev. Photo by Shai Giterman/Gil Travel Group

Beersheva's Carasso Science Park, the largest museum of its kind in Israel, is fronted by a vintage Turkish building.

A rainbow over the Saar Waterfall, one of the prettiest spots in the Golan Heights. Photo by Noam Chen

Green fields in the Golan Heights. Photo by Roy Katalan

Israeli pride on a tank. Photo by Laura Ben-David/52Frames

Children of the Bnei Menashe community, who returned to Israel after centuries in Indochina. Photo by Laura Ben-David/Shavei Israel

Brotherly love on an Israeli playground. Photo by Tamar Shugert/52Frames

Tel Aviv's nightlife is legendary. Photo by Kfir Bolotin

Everybody loves a good story. Photo by Rebecca Kowalsky

Pool party during Student Day at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU

Eilat's Underwater Observatory at Coral World provides a window on colorful life in the sea. Photo by Dafna Tal/Tourism Ministry

Salt buildup on the shoreline of the Dead Sea. Photo by Itamar Grinberg/Tourism Ministry

The original wall around the seaside city of Acre (Acco) was built in 950. Photo via Israel Tourism Ministry

Habima Square in Tel Aviv is a welcoming gateway to various cultural institutions. Photo by Kfir Bolotin

A view of Jerusalem from the Old City walls. Photo by Viva Sarah Press

Fresh juice on-the-go in Jerusalem's Old City Market. Photo by Ariel Jerozolimski

Wandering in the woods. Photo by Tamar Shugert/52Frames

The iconic Jerusalem International YMCA lights up the capital. Photo by Elad Matityahu

The London Ballet performing at the Israel Festival. Photo by Olivier Houeix

Picture perfect at the cherry blossom festival, Kibbutz Ein Zivan. Photo by Karen Shimonovich

Ceramic Flowers made by senior adults in a social-art project at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. Photo by Viva Sarah Press

The Banias Spring emerges at the foot of Mount Hermon. Photo by Roy Katalan

A breathtaking landscape in Israel. Photo by Roy Katalan

Salad days in the Negev. Photo via The Salad Trail

Wintry Jerusalem streets beneath the String (Chord) Bridge. Photo by Elad Matityahu

The Old City walls of Jerusalem illuminated at night. Photo by Elad Matityahu

The Eilat mountains provide a backdrop for Doum palm trees. Photo by Dafna Tal/Tourism Ministry

Flamingos flock to pools in Eilat. Photo by Dafna Tal/Tourism Ministry

The port city of Haifa, lit up at night. Photo via Israel Tourism Ministry

Independence Day fireworks over Tel Aviv. Photo by Noam Chen

Yom Ha'atzmaut at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan. Photo by Edi Israel

Caesarea's beautiful harbor is located on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast. Photo by Roy Katalan

Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach. Photo by Kfir Sivan

Tel Aviv buildings reflecting at dusk. Photo by Noam Chen

Tel Aviv's trendy Rothschild Boulevard is a favorite meeting place. Photo by Sivan Ozen

Tel Aviv boasts the most pet dogs of any city in Israel. Photo by Kfir Bolotin

A bakery in Tel Aviv. Photo by Kfir Bolotin

Cafe Noir, the long-established Tel Aviv bistro. Photo by Roy Katalan

Source: Israel21c

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